Summary of assests including airports, river ports, etc. for Obion County, TN
The Everett-Stewart Regional Airport is located on Airport Circle Road just south of State Highway 431 (Old Highway 22) approximately 4 miles southeast of Union City and has an existing runway and parallel taxiway of 6,500 feet. It is one of only eleven airports in the state with an ILS (Instrument Landing System), and it has the capability to serve 67% of the nation’s most popular corporate business jet aircraft operating at maximum capacity. The airport has much undeveloped land surrounding the airfield with significant potential for a variety of uses. Everett-Stewart Regional Airport is becoming a general aviation airport facility that is required for an entire region, not just a community and is on its way to becoming a “World Class” General Aviation Airport.
The Port of Cates Landing Deepwater/Slackwater Port is being constructed in neighboring Lake County, approximately 20 miles west. The port is scheduled to be operational in 2014.
Union City is directly served by the Canadian National (CN) Railroad, the only rail carrier in the U.S. that provides coast to coast service from the Atlantic to the Pacific as well as Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Public School systems
- Obion County School System (Pre K-12)
- Obion County Vocational Center - The center provides classes that are designed to prepare students for post-secondary studies or to develop skills used by local industries. The vocational school operates a modern school where students are trained in the areas of auto mechanics, auto body, building trades, masonry, welding, machine shop and office education
- Union City School System (Pre K-12) - www.union-city-hs.obion.k12.tn.us Vocational-Technical Schools and Training Centers
Public colleges and community colleges
- Dyersburg State Community College www.dscc.edu (731) 286-3330. A comprehensive, two-year post-secondary institution offering programs in liberal arts, technical, professional, developmental, and enrichment programs, DSCC is a higher education institution of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
- University of Tennessee at Martin www.utm.edu (731) 587-7000. A four year university offering Bachelor and Master degrees in more than 70 specialized fields through the Schools of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering Technology and Engineering, and the Division of Fine and Performing Arts. UTM and its programs are accredited by several agencies and is the largest institution in the UT system outside a major urban area.
- TN Technology Center www.tcatnewbern.edu (731) 627-2511. The specific purpose of the State Area Vocational-Technical School at Newbern is to provide training in occupations designated by local businesses and industries as those needing a supply of skilled or trained employees. The school provides occupational training in the areas of automotive mechanics, electronics, drafting, machine shop, welding, air conditioning & refrigeration, industrial maintenance, business systems technology practical nursing and others.
- Commercial Bank: $114,499,000
- Reelfoot Bank: $76,206,000
- First State Bank: $432,471,000
- First Citizens Bank: $82,041,000
- Regions Bank: $34,781,000
- Reelfoot Lake State Park - Reelfoot Lake is the home of one of the largest wintering populations of eagles in the country. From January to March, the number of bald eagles spending their winter at the lake ranges from 100-200 birds. These majestic birds can be viewed on land or by boat; however, the most popular way to observe and learn about the eagles is through the guided tours that are available. All tours are lead by state park rangers and naturalists, who provide plenty of eagle information along the way. For more information, please visit Reelfoot Outdoors, www.reelfoot.com/eagles.htm or Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council www.reelfoottourism.com/birding.htm
Recreational areas & activities
- Boys & Girls Club - (731) 885-0883. The club offers programs to children aged 6 to 18. The programs address various topics such as adopting healthy attitudes, acquiring positive self-concepts, developing sound decision-making, maintaining responsibility, resisting drugs and alcohol, postponing sexual activity, considering careers, participating in the community, increasing behavioral and social skills, escalating academic skills, etc. The club also treats the children to events that include swimming, bowling, skating, sleepovers, reading adventures, camping, and "theme" weeks such as health and safety, the jungle, space, the beach, and more. From all the clubs activities, the members learn about respect for themselves and others, safety, importance of learning, and commitment to helping others in the community.
- Community Concerts— Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County sponsors an annual series of concerts by nationally known groups and individuals. Past presentations include: The Glen Miller Orchestra, Floyd Cramer, the Mac Frampton Trio, and The Platters.
- Masquerade Theatre — The Masquerade Theatre, a local theater group, presents four or more high-quality productions annually. Past productions include: Grease, Oklahoma!, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Cats, The Wizard of Oz, Dearly Beloved and Steel Magnolias. Masquerade Theater recently took on the task of acquiring and renovating the historical Capitol Theater, which is located on First Street in downtown Union City.
- Campground Cemetery — This cemetery is the burial place of many county pioneers, located 3 miles south of Troy. Wilson Cabin (unmarked), where county organization took place, is 2 miles south of the cemetery.
- Court Square, Troy — Troy was the first town (1825) and original county seat (1825-1890) of Obion County. It was also the site of the first courthouse. Davy Crockett helped to layout the town.
- First Monument of Unknown Confederate Dead – This monument was erected in 1869 to honor the unknown Confederates who died during the Civil War. It is listed on the National Register and the first monument ever erected by a group to honor the unknown Confederate dead.
- Old Car Museum – The Old Car Museum is a division of Dixie Gun Works which supplies equipment for collectors of antique and replica muzzle-loading arms. The museum features antique automobiles, farm engines, antique car accessories, and an 1850 log gun shop. www.dixiegunworks.com
- Obion County Museum – Founded in 1970, the Obion County Museum is celebrating its 33rd year of operation. The museum has numerous exhibits that are periodically changed. In addition to our main building, we have on site, a reconstructed authentic log cabin and a one-room 'Little Red School House'. A storage building is also located on the property that is used to store artifacts that are not currently being displayed. The purpose of the Obion County Museum is to preserve our past heritage, not so we can live in the past, but by knowing our heritage, we can better live in the present and plan for the future. A fascinating look back into Obion County's colorful history can be found at the Obion County Museum. The museum boasts a variety of interesting artifacts unique to Northwest Tennessee, from farming implements to clothing to photographs from Obion County's past. www.ocmuseum.com.
- Discovery Park of America – Coming 2012, www.discoveryparkofamerica.com
- Recreational Parks are located in Union City, Troy, Obion, Kenton, Hornbeak, and Woodland Mills. Facilities may include baseball and softball fields, walking tracks, recreational activities, picnic facilities, basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, and public pools.
- Union City Athletic Facilities www.ucpark.com - Elam Stadium at L.H. Ladd Field (600) – Elam Stadium is home to the Union City Greyhounds of the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee Collegiate Summer League as well as the UCHS Baseball league. The stadium is one of the premier facilities in West Tennessee as a result of major renovations, which included a new stadium, press box, bleachers, and lighting.
- Graham Park– The facility features two youth baseball fields, three regulation girls’ softball fields, and nine youth soccer fields.
- Thompson Field – Thompson Field is an outstanding youth baseball facility and is home to the Union City Babe Ruth League. Thompson Field has played host to two Southeast Regional Tournaments as well as numerous District Area and State Tournaments.
- War Memorial Stadium – War Memorial Stadium is home to the Union City High School (UCHS) and Union City Middle School (UCMS) football teams and UCHS track team as well as the Youth Football League teams. The facility features locker rooms, offices, training room, weight room, conference room, and a state-of-the-art indoor training facility. The track is open to walkers throughout the day
- Union City Youth Athletic Leagues – Union City offers numerous youth athletic leagues for ages 5-19. These leagues are operated through their Board of Directors. For league contact information, please call the office of Parks & Recreation at (731) 885-0354.
- Golf Courses - Poplar Meadows Country Club, 9-hole, Private Course; Wingfoot Park (Goodyear’s Course), 18-hole, Semi-Public Course; Wynridge Greens, 18-hole, Public
Lakes & Rivers
Fishing, Hunting, Birding, Camping, Nature Trails, Observation Towers, Eagle Festival, Live Bird of Prey Programs, Picnicking, Souvenir Shops, Museums with History & Artifacts, Board Walk, Pontoon Cruises, Weekly Flea Markets, Public Use of Picnic Areas & Boat Ramps, Confederate Cemetery, Island #10 Monument, Mississippi River & Picnic Park, Tiptonville Dome, Walnut Log (U.S. Marshals movie was filmed here), Fish Gap Hill, Volleyball, Caney Island, Carl Perkins Boyhood Home, Water Shed Lakes, Washout & Sunkist Beach (Swimming & Water Skiing Area), Fishing Rodeo, Waterfowl Festival, 50's & 60's Reunion, Eagle & Waterfowl Tours, Snake Programs, Deep Swamp Canoe Trips, Arts & Crafts, Riverboat Ferry.
- Charter Communications (888) 829-3018
- AT&T (800) 436-8638
- Ken-Tenn Wireless (731) 885-4000, (800) 880-1981
Hospital and Specialty Clinics
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, formerly Obion County General Hospital, became part of the Baptist system in 1982 and is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, just south of the Kentucky border. In 1995, construction was completed on a new three-story, 85,000-square-foot patient tower. This construction added patient rooms and tripled the size of the emergency department. BMH-Union City recognizes that the foundation for our facility is the teamwork of our employees, medical staff members, board of directors and hospital auxiliary members. We all work together to provide the very best patient service through a program called "Service First." Awards - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City recently was named a recipient of a Gallup Award for Healthcare Excellence 2005 for achieving and maintaining patient satisfaction in its inpatient nursing units.
- Beds – 173 acute care beds, 14 beds for critical care and a 20-bed unit for adult psychiatric and substance abuse patients.
- Cardiac – The hospital has instituted a cardiac catherization service, utilizing a mobile lab for patients who meet certain protocols, allowing the procedures to be performed safely, quickly, and with minimal expense.
- Services: Behavioral health, home care and hospice, physical therapy, cancer treatment, a 24-hour emergency room, MRI testing, radiation oncology, ACR certified mammography unit, educational services, support groups, and special programs designed to promote and enhance healthy life-styles.
- Staff Medical staff numbers over 100. Services provided at the local hospital include: family practice, general surgery, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, radiology, and a wide variety of other specialties.
- Home Health Care Obion County offers five home healthcare agencies that provide nursing care, multiple types of therapy, and management of diet, diabetes, and medication.
- Parkway Regional Home Health (270) 472-0700
- Baptist Home Care & Hospice (731) 884-8617
- Extendicare of West Tennessee (731) 885-6004
- Volunteer Home Care (731) 886-0305
- Careall Home Care Services (731) 665-6691
- Obion County Health Department – Staff includes several nurses, aids, and clerks; environmentalists; a lay home visitor; a nutrition educator; a TIOP (Toward Improvement of Pregnancy); and a family planning official. (731) 885-2820
- Pathways Counseling Center – The center provides help to children struggling with peer pressure, individuals suffering from a chronic mental illness, couples seeking ways to salvage a damaged relationship, and persons battling an addiction. Skilled professionals in the multi-disciplinary treatment team include: psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychological examiners, licensed professional counselors, case managers, program technicians, psychologists, pharmacists, master’s level social workers, certified alcohol and other drugs of abuse counselors, prevention and intervention specialists, and crisis clinicians. (731) 885-9333
- Northwest Regional Health Office – Provides administrative support and technical assistance for rural West Tennessee health departments. There are twenty-one health service providers and staff at the office. Three direct services provided by the regional health office are x-ray screening for tuberculosis, pediatric clinic for Children’s Special Services clients, and dental services to children referred by the Obion County Health Department.
- Golden Living Center – This skilled and intermediate 101-bed care facility offers 24-hour nursing care, therapeutic diets, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. (731) 885-6400
- Etheridge House – This assisted care living facility has 24-hour personal assistance, medication supervision by a licensed D.O.N., home-style meals, housekeeping, and laundry. (731) 885-6992
- Magnolia Place – This facility is an assisted care living facility offering a full-time 24-hour nursing staff, medication management, home cooked meals, and assistance with daily living activities. (731) 885-8004
- Obion County Nursing Home – A country setting providing a clean, home-like environment for 56 residents, a 24-hour licensed nurse, daily activities, home cooked meals, and a therapeutic diet. (731) 885-9065
- Park Terrace Village – Park Terrace Village offers an alternative to premature nursing home care. The facility offers a full-time nurse and activities director. (731) 479-1321
- Union City Manor Nursing & Rehab Center – Private pay and TennCare fund this 83-bed intermediate care facility. (731) 885-8095
- Other Facilities - Life of Riley in Troy, Tennessee, and Ridgely Care and Rehabilitation Center.